Stay within the linesWhile we’re always all for defying boundaries, when it comes to posting on Instagram Stories, you should stick to the lines. When you’re creating a story on Instagram, the app shows you helpful guiding lines. These lines help you stay at the centre, keep your content aligned horizontally or vertically, and perhaps most importantly, stay within the visible boundaries of the post.
Explore the spectrumWhen picking the colour for anything on Instagram, you might think you’re limited to the three scrolls of options available. However, tap and hold onto any of those options and you’ll be taken to a much more specific colour picker. Picking the right, and unique, colour for your story elements can help you stand out.
Use engaging stickersInstagram offers a great many ways on stories to engage with your followers. Stickers range from polls, QnA, Quiz, Ratings etc. Taking it one step further, use these to amplify the subject of your content, even if it goes against the exact way to use the sticker. For example, offering the same option multiple times on Polls reinforces the sentiment that you’re trying to portray.
Use backgrounds and colour fillsPicking the pen tool and holding onto the background fills it with that particular colour. Doing the same with the highlighter adds a transparent overlay. Using these in conjunction with the eraser tool can help you create interesting teasers and limited views of content on your main feed.
Use templatesThere are free tools out there like Canva and PicMonkey that can help you design great Stories from various templates available for free. Stick to a few to even create a consistent visual style for your stories that people can identify at once glance.
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